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Getting Rid of Matthew

Jane Fallon

For once, a novel that isn't about the heroine getting the guy. It's about getting rid of the guy, and in the process, finding herself. Helen is nearly forty, and has, for far too long, had an affair with Matthew, a high-powered, much older, attractive, married man who was once, of course, her boss. After years of being disappointed by missed dates, out-of-the-way restaurants, broken promises, and hushed phone calls, at last Helen realizes it's time to dump Matthew and get on with her life. This, of course, is the exact moment when Matthew decides to leave his wife for her. He appears on her doorstep and proceeds to move in. Helen then discovers how much she can't bear him. But she can't just throw him out-after all, she's been begging him to do exactly this for years. The only thing to do, she decides, is to convince his wife, Sophie, to take him back. So after a "chance" meeting in the park, Helen befriends Sophie and hears all about her lying, cheating husband. But then, the unexpected happens-Helen really starts to like Sophie. And then there's the other small problem of Matthew's handsome, charming son... Jane Fallon turns the conventional love story on its head in this irresistibly delicious, ironic debut. From the Compact Disc edition.

For once, a novel that isn't about the heroine getting the guy. It's about getting rid of the guy, and in the process, finding herself. Helen is nearly forty, and has, for far too long, had an affair with Matthew, a high-powered, much older, attractive, married man who was once, of course, her boss. After years of being disappointed by missed dates, out-of-the-way restaurants, broken promises, and hushed phone calls, at last Helen realizes it's time to dump Matthew and get on with her life. This, of course, is the exact moment when Matthew decides to leave his wife for her. He appears on her doorstep and proceeds to move in. Helen then discovers how much she can't bear him. But she can't just throw him out-after all, she's been begging him to do exactly this for years. The only thing to do, she decides, is to convince his wife, Sophie, to take him back. So after a "chance" meeting in the park, Helen befriends Sophie and hears all about her lying, cheating husband. But then, the unexpected happens-Helen really starts to like Sophie. And then there's the other small problem of Matthew's handsome, charming son... Jane Fallon turns the conventional love story on its head in this irresistibly delicious, ironic debut. From the Compact Disc edition.
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For once, a novel that isn't about the heroine getting the guy. It's about getting rid of the guy, and in the process, finding herself. Helen is nearly forty, and has, for far too long, had an affair with Matthew, a high-powered, much older, attractive, married man who was once, of course, her boss. After years of being disappointed by missed dates, out-of-the-way restaurants, broken promises, and hushed phone calls, at last Helen realizes it's time to dump Matthew and get on with her life. This, of course, is the exact moment when Matthew decides to leave his wife for her. He appears on her doorstep and proceeds to move in. Helen then discovers how much she can't bear him. But she can't just throw him out-after all, she's been begging him to do exactly this for years. The only thing to do, she decides, is to convince his wife, Sophie, to take him back. So after a "chance" meeting in the park, Helen befriends Sophie and hears all about her lying, cheating husband. But then, the unexpected happens-Helen really starts to like Sophie. And then there's the other small problem of Matthew's handsome, charming son... Jane Fallon turns the conventional love story on its head in this irresistibly delicious, ironic debut. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rosalyn Landor

Length:

10h 23m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:12


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:52


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:45


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:27


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:43


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:31


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:05


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:46


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:57


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:13


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:56


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:16


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:12


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:26


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:22


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:49


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:19


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:42


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:38


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:08


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:22


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:00


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:55


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:30


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:07


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:28


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:11


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:04


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:06


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:18


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:43


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:10


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:24


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:22


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:02


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:14


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:40


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:24


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:51


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:25


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:44


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:55


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:28


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:57


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:36


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:28


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:07


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:51


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:37


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:46


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:30


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:08


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:03


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:40


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:23


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:47


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:35


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:54


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:21


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:01


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:50


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:45


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:26


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:36


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:48


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:40


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:46


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:30


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:18


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:24


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:32


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:13


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:09


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:30


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:44


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:36


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:33


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:51


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:26


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

00:22